These plants are shrubs. The development is erect, they tend to grow both in height and in width, giving origin to a rounded shrub. Hebe Is an evergreen; during summer iIt assumes a pink colouring; the adult specimens are small in size and reach 1,5 m high.
Plant which need at least a few hours a day of solar light. During this time of year we shouldn't worry about minimum temperatures, in fact the The Hebe can bear temperatures a few degrees below zero.When the minimum temperatures are very low we can protec the more sensible brushes by covering their roots with dry leaves or straw.
Letís avoid watering the The Hebe excessively, always leaving the soil dry for a few days between one watering and the other, therefore letís irrigate the substratum deeply every 2-3 weeks with 1-2 buckets of water . If we decide to grow a specimen of the Hebe in a container, we should remember that it will have slightly different needs compared to a specimen grown in the ground: we should pay more attention to its water and nutritional needs and check more often for possible development of parassites.
As the day-time temperatures rise at the beginning of the spring, it is agreeable to practice a preventive treatment, with a wide-range insecticide, which should be applied when there arenít flowerings in the garden. Before the buds become too large, it is advisable to also treat them with a wide-range fungicide, to prevent the development of fungal diseases which spread easily when there is an elevated environmental moisture.
Locate in a soft soil with an accentuated drainage.
Notes - Hebe
If desired, we can grow the The Hebe in a container. The indications given in this article are related to a medium size plant.